EU Regional School - De Lorenzis Seminar

Location: AICES Seminar Room 115, 1st floor, Schinkelstr. 2, 52062 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Laura De Lorenzis - Phase-Field Modeling and Computation of Fracture

Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig, Germany


The phase-field modeling approach to fracture, after the pioneering investigations of the early 2000 in the mathematics community, has recently attracted a tremendous interest also in the engineering community due to its theoretical soundness, computational flexibility and demonstrated predictive power. In the talk, we review the basic ingredients of the classical phase-field model of brittle fracture and highlight the consequences of different modeling choices on the predicted behavior. We then illustrate the basic features of phase-field models for ductile fracture and finally overview the latest extensions and applications of the framework.